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Monday, September 28, 2015

Thoughts from the weekend

Thoughts from the weekend:
I am told that between the Royal Ranger and Mpact events over Friday and Saturday last week - over a hundred Stone Church family children were ministered to!
Many, many thanks to all of our Royal Ranger and Mpact leaders and volunteers!
You are appreciated!
Thanks for being such a loving and generous congregation - I am thankful to serve a church family that gives in their tithe - to missions and to the building fund!
We can never out give God.
You and I have a shovel, God has a shovel - we shovel in and God shovels back and He has a bigger shovel than we do!
God is concerned about buildings.  72 chapters of the Bible are devoted to the building of either the tabernacle or the temple.
In the second half of the book of Exodus - there are hundreds of detailed commands regarding how God wanted the tabernacle to be built.
If you read 1 and 2 Chronicles, 19 chapters are devoted in whole or in part to the construction of the temple.
God cares about buildings so much that he sent prophets like Haggai and Zechariah to rebuke his people when they procrastinated and didn't get on with the task of building a place where he will be worshipped or where people can meet with him.
And - God is concerned about buildings because of what they represent.  Ministry to people. 
The true goal of what we are doing is building people's lives, introducing people to Jesus, restoring people who have made wrecks of their lives, who have been abused.
We encourage you to bring your pledge to the building fund this coming Sunday!
Good worship yesterday - I love it as I sense God's ministering presence.
Fall is coming!
My condolences to all of your Chicago Bears fans!
Enjoy the weather - winter is coming.  (How's that for a word of encouragement!)
Love on somebody today - speak creatively - forsake negativity - and see what kind of day you have.
Love you all......

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